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About Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

Being a part of the Mercedes-Benz W108 and W126, which are a series of S-Class automobiles and the S-Class is formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), and is Mercedes-Benz's flagship as well as the successor to Mercedes-Benz Type 300, Mercedes-Benz 300SEL was built by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 to 1972 and by the Daimler-Benz between 1988 and 1991 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model in the W108 lineup, 300SEL had been the flagship of the brand until its first generation was discontinued in 1972. After experiencing two generations covering fifteen model years, the 300SEL was eventually discontinued for the 1992 model year.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (W108) was produced from 1965 to 19772 and made its debut as a 1967 model for the North American market. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan and came in only one trim level. Featured the complex but effective self-leveling air suspension system, beautifully fitted walnut burl dashboard, large round instrument, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, a radio and leather upholstery, 300SEL then was powered by a 3.0 L I6 rated at 170 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through either a 4-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The more recent 300SEL (W126) was available from 1988 to 1991 and "SE" in its name stands for S-Klasse-Einspritzmotor and "L" means it has a long wheelbase. At that time, 300SEL still got power from the 3.0 L I6 but this engine could produce 178-185 horsepower and 188-192 pound-feet of torque.

Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

The present Mercedes-Benz 300SEL may get in trouble with many problems, but if you still want to have one and sustain it for a long time, you might as well learn about these common problems on the 300SEL for your reference:
First, without any doubt, the engine failure is definitely the most common and serious problem that Mercedes-Benz 300SEL could ever have since it is aged, and the engine failure is often the omen of the vehicle breaking down. However, to avoid the worst situation, you still have a way such as diagnosing and solving it as soon as you can with the help of the professional 300SEL repairmen. They told all would start with the strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; then it would evolve in the engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling and even suffering from starting issues. Gradually, the vehicle would also lose power when acceleration and have poor gas mileage. The lit Check Engine Light should be the most obvious sign for you to inspect the 300SEL spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, oxygen sensor, exhaust manifold gasket, fuel pump and valve cover gasket immediately and thoroughly.
Second, for Mercedes-Benz 300SEL drivers, another horrible problem is the suspension failure. Normally, few drivers know how the vehicle works and even though some of them have knowledge of the working principles, they are more likely to underestimate the suspension failure and thought it could only bring about an uncomfortable and unsteady ride. In fact, some professional 300SEL repairmen warned that starting with the clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle to distract your attention, you will end up with losing control of the vehicle due to intense car vibration, tilting vehicle caused by uneven tire wear, unintentional steering and poorly operated steering wheel. And all these symptoms could be attributed to the 300SEL shock absorber, wheel bearing, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, coil springs, air suspension and coil spring insulator.
Meanwhile, please attach enough importance to routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL. Some parts such as 300SEL seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight must be maintained routinely so that you can enjoy your ride under a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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